Announcements

Eric B. Bauman, Tim Laning & Thomas “Brett” Talbot On Friday, October 28, the Wisconsin Games Alliance held its inaugural Midwest Game Development (M+DEV) Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 400 participants attended the conference hosted in Wisconsin’s thriving game development hub, which boasted a roster of internationally renowned academic and industry experts covering a wide array of game-related topics. Clinical Playground’s Dr. Eric B. Bauman and Filament Games’ Dan Norton co-chaired the education track, which focused on topics such as game-based

Professors Randy Gordon and Dee McGonigle recently completed a new publication, Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education, which includes the contributions of 27 authors from the field of virtual simulation related to nursing education. The book outlines the process of integrating virtual simulation into existing curricula and how to develop and enhance current teaching strategies. Dr. Eric B. Bauman, Penny Ralsont-Berg, and Dr. Gregory E. Gilbert authored a chapter titled: The Nexus of Game Development: Curricular Integration & Faculty Development in the new

Don’t miss the Games in Education Panel, with industry thought leaders, moderated by Eric B. Bauman. The runaway use of pop culture references and Easter eggs to promote engagement in entertainment games sometimes cause critics to say “Stop. Don’t. Come Back”.  By comparison,  games intended for learning can also benefit from similar tactics.  Our panel will discuss similarities and differences between games designed for education and games designed for entertainment. Here are a few of the other questions up for discussion: What role does ludic

Dr. Eric B. Bauman is honored to accept an invitation for a second year to participate in Improving Health Professional Education and Practice Through Technology, a workshop of the National Academies of Science in Washington D.C on November 16-17. He is among 30 global experts in the healthcare profession who are working to bridge the gap between education and practice using modern methods and technology. This meeting endeavors to improve healthcare access and outcomes through innovation and collaboration between the

If video game development piques your interest, you won’t want to miss M+Dev, Wisconsin Games Alliance’s first annual video game development conference, Friday, October 27th, at the Alliant Energy Center. Whether you’re already a video game professional or just intrigued by the field, get the inside scoop on industry trends, meet like-minded people, and build your network of game development notables at the region’s thriving innovation hub. M-Dev’s Education Track

Dr. Thomas Tablot, Dr. Eric B. Bauman, Lt. Col. Neubauer, and Cpt. Angela Samosorn

Get Your Game On: Using Gaming Technology in Health Professional Education Conference focuses on Game-Based Learning and Simulation Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland M. Trapani and C. Collins Dr. Eric B. Bauman and Dr. Thomas B. Talbot opened this year’s USU Education Day Conference with keynote addresses Game-Based Teaching and Learning: Theoretical Approaches and Frameworks for the Health Sciences and The Great Game – how elements of play enable awesome medical simulations. Their presentations to

2017 IMSH: SSH Academy Induction Eric B. Bauman, PhD at IMSH 2017 The 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) was held in Orlando, FL January 29th – February 1st. This year’s IMSH marked the induction of the first Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) class of Fellows. The induction included 34 SSH Fellows and took place during a black tie dinner event at the Rosen Center. Fellows and their guests convened for a cocktail reception, photos,

Eric. B. Bauman, PhD The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) recently named their inaugural class of Fellows. Clinical Playground’s founder and managing member Dr. Eric B. Bauman is in renowned company among the 34  innovative and distinguished scholars named to the first class of SSH Fellows. Individuals were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the development of SSH and to the field of healthcare simulation. The skills and knowledge of the first class of SSH Fellows will be vital

Reid Adams, Eric B. Bauman, PhD, Angela Samosorn & Crystle Martin, PhD The 2016 Games+Learning+Society Conference (aka GLS12) was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Education July 17-19,  at Union South. This is the 3rd venue leveraged for this premier educational games conference. The conference started at the Monona Terrace and later moved to the UW-Madison Memorial Union on Lake Mendota. This years conference was keynoted by Earnest Adams (Uppsala University), Betty Hayes-Gee

Acme Nerd Games, LLC located in south central Wisconsin, USA is a new start-up game company on a mission – a space and spinach mission. They are creating a game focused on nutrition literacy for kids [and their parents] called “Houston, We Have Spinach! The game design team brings a wealth of talent to this project, including Clinical Playground, LLC founder and managing member Dr. Eric B. Bauman. Other nerds, team members include, Mary Romolino, Bo Monroe, Michael Flaherty